College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific  (COMP)

The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) supports Western University of Health Sciences in its mission to increase the availability of Physicians to serve the needs of the people living in the western region of the United States. The College provides the educational basis for internship and residencies in all medical specialties. The academic environment fosters respect for the uniqueness of humanity. Students are provided with classroom and clinical experiences designed to prepare them to function as competent, caring, lifelong learners with a distinctive Osteopathic Philosophy.

Acting Dean: David Connett, DO, FACOFP


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All COMP and COMP-NW students are required to take and pass all three Levels of the COMLEX-USA exams to successfully move through their medical education and obtain their license to practice as osteopathic physicians. The figures below show the first time pass rate for the combined COMP and COMP-NW students, as well as the national average, for each testing cycle for the COMLEX Level 1, Level 2CE, Level 2PE* and Level 3.
*Note that the requirement to pass the Level 2PE has been suspended indefinitely beginning with the 2020/2021 cycle.

Comlex-USA Level 3 ExamFirst Time Pass Rate

Comlex-USA Level 2 CE ExamFirst Time Pass Rate

Comlex-USA Level 1 ExamFirst Time Pass Rate

Comlex-USA Level 2 PE ExamFirst Time Pass Rate

Postgraduate Placement Information

Traditionally, WesternU/COMP students are very successful in the residency placement process. The chart below indicates the results for graduates from WesternU/COMP into the different types of residency programs.

Residency Placement5 Year

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Completion of a program of study does not guarantee placement into a residency program, future employment, licensure or credentialing.